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Fastenal Company Reports 2022 Third Quarter Earnings

10/13/2022

Fastenal Company (Nasdaq:FAST), a leader in the wholesale distribution of industrial and construction supplies, today announced its financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2022. Except for share and per share information, or as otherwise noted below, dollar amounts are stated in millions. Throughout this document, percentage and dollar calculations, which are based on non-rounded dollar values, may not be able to be recalculated using the dollar values included in this document due to the rounding of those dollar values. References to daily sales rate (DSR) change may reflect either growth (positive) or contraction (negative) for the applicable period.

PERFORMANCE SUMMARY

 

Nine-month Period

 

Three-month Period

 

2022

 

2021

 

Change

 

2022

 

2021

 

Change

Net sales

$

5,285.0

 

 

4,479.0

 

 

18.0

%

 

$

1,802.4

 

 

1,554.2

 

 

16.0

%

Business days

 

192

 

 

191

 

 

 

 

 

64

 

 

64

 

 

 

Daily sales

$

27.5

 

 

23.5

 

 

17.4

%

 

$

28.2

 

 

24.3

 

 

16.0

%

Gross profit

$

2,447.4

 

 

2,064.3

 

 

18.6

%

 

$

826.5

 

 

720.2

 

 

14.8

%

% of net sales

 

46.3

%

 

46.1

%

 

 

 

 

45.9

%

 

46.3

%

 

 

Operating and administrative expenses

$

1,326.7

 

 

1,147.8

 

 

15.6

%

 

$

447.3

 

 

401.8

 

 

11.3

%

% of net sales

 

25.1

%

 

25.6

%

 

 

 

 

24.8

%

 

25.9

%

 

 

Operating income

$

1,120.7

 

 

916.5

 

 

22.3

%

 

$

379.2

 

 

318.4

 

 

19.1

%

% of net sales

 

21.2

%

 

20.5

%

 

 

 

 

21.0

%

 

20.5

%

 

 

Earnings before income taxes

$

1,111.8

 

 

909.3

 

 

22.3

%

 

$

375.3

 

 

316.1

 

 

18.7

%

% of net sales

 

21.0

%

 

20.3

%

 

 

 

 

20.8

%

 

20.3

%

 

 

Net earnings

$

841.3

 

 

693.8

 

 

21.3

%

 

$

284.6

 

 

243.5

 

 

16.9

%

Diluted net earnings per share

$

1.46

 

 

1.20

 

 

21.3

%

 

$

0.50

 

 

0.42

 

 

17.4

%

Quarterly Results of Operations

Net sales increased $248.2, or 16.0%, in the third quarter of 2022 when compared to the third quarter of 2021. The number of business days were the same in both periods. We estimate adverse weather that impacted the southeastern U.S. reduced our quarterly growth by 10 to 30 basis points. We experienced higher unit sales in the third quarter of 2022 that contributed to the increase in net sales in the period. This was due to good underlying demand in markets tied to industrial capital goods and commodities, which more than offset softer markets tied to consumer goods and relatively lower growth in construction. Foreign exchange negatively affected sales in the third quarter of 2022 by approximately 60 basis points.

The overall impact of product pricing on net sales in the third quarter of 2022 was 550 to 580 basis points compared to the third quarter of 2021. The increase is from actions taken over the past twelve months intended to mitigate the impact of marketplace inflation for our products, particularly fasteners, and transportation services. We did not take any broad pricing actions in the third quarter of 2022, and price levels in the market remained stable. The favorable impact of product pricing moderated in the third quarter of 2022 relative to the second quarter of 2022 due to comparisons against initial price events that began in the third quarter of 2021. Spot prices in the marketplace for many inputs, particularly fuel, transportation services, and steel, began to decline during the period. Due to our long supply chain for fasteners and certain non-fastener products, however, it is likely to take several quarters before this is reflected in our cost of goods. The impact of product pricing on net sales in the third quarter of 2021 was 230 to 260 basis points.

From a product standpoint, we have three categories: fasteners, safety supplies, and other product lines, the latter of which includes eight smaller product categories, such as tools, janitorial supplies, and cutting tools. The DSR change when compared to the same period in the prior year and the percent of sales in the period were as follows:

 

DSR Change
Three-month Period

 

% of Sales
Three-month Period

 

2022

2021

 

2022

2021

Fasteners

18.2

%

20.2

%

 

34.1

%

33.4

%

Safety supplies

12.4

%

-2.9

%

 

20.5

%

21.1

%

Other

15.4

%

9.2

%

 

45.4

%

45.5

%

Our end markets consist of manufacturing, non-residential construction, and other, the latter of which includes resellers, government/education, and transportation/warehousing. The DSR change when compared to the same period in the prior year and the percent of sales in the period were as follows:

 

DSR Change
Three-month Period

 

% of Sales
Three-month Period

 

2022

2021

 

2022

2021

Manufacturing

22.6

%

20.8

%

 

72.9

%

68.9

%

Non-residential construction

5.2

%

10.5

%

 

10.2

%

11.3

%

Other

-1.4

%

-16.2

%

 

16.9

%

19.8

%

We report our customers in two categories: national accounts, which are customers with a multi-site contract, and non-national accounts, which include large regional customers, small local customers, and government customers. Sales to most of our national account customers grew in the third quarter of 2022 over the year earlier period, as our sales grew at 83 of our Top 100 national account customers. The DSR change when compared to the same period in the prior year and the percent of sales in the period were as follows:

 

DSR Change
Three-month Period

 

% of Sales
Three-month Period

 

2022

2021

 

2022

2021

National Accounts

20.8

%

16.8

%

 

58.0

%

56.6

%

Non-National Accounts

9.9

%

2.2

%

 

42.0

%

43.4

%

Our gross profit, as a percentage of net sales, declined to 45.9% in the third quarter of 2022 from 46.3% in the third quarter of 2021. The decline in our gross profit percentage was primarily related to three factors. First, the net impact from product and customer mix was dilutive, reflecting relatively strong growth of our Onsite and national account customers, which tend to be larger and have a lower gross margin percentage. Second, we experienced unfavorable price/cost, reflecting stable pricing for our products and services but slightly higher costs. Third, we had a $3.4 write down in the value of certain gloves in our inventory. Demand for nitrile gloves expanded dramatically during the pandemic, and we purchased significant quantities in 2021 to address needs from certain industries. As market conditions normalized, some of the product had an inventory value above current market value, a situation we did not see reversing. These impacts were partly offset by strong freight revenue, which narrowed our freight losses, and our ability to leverage organizational expenses.

Our operating income, as a percentage of net sales, increased to 21.0% in the third quarter of 2022 from 20.5% in the third quarter of 2021. The increase in our operating income percentage was driven by improved operating expense leverage, which more than offset the decline in our gross profit percentage. Our operating and administrative expenses, as a percentage of net sales, fell to 24.8% in the third quarter of 2022 from 25.9% in the third quarter of 2021. This was primarily due to a decline, as a percentage of net sales, in occupancy-related and employee-related expenses.

Employee-related expenses, which represent 70% to 75% of total operating and administrative expenses, increased 14.1% in the third quarter of 2022 compared to the third quarter of 2021. We experienced an increase in employee base pay, albeit at a rate below the growth in sales, due to higher average FTE during the period and, to a lesser degree, higher average wages. Bonus and commission payments increased at a rate greater than sales, reflecting improved business activity and financial performance versus the year-ago period. We also had higher profit sharing expense. These costs were partly offset by lower healthcare expenses reflecting post-COVID normalization of the healthcare environment. Occupancy-related expenses, which represent 15% to 20% of total operating and administrative expenses, increased 3.8% in the third quarter of 2022 compared to the third quarter of 2021. Costs increased related to investment in hardware and equipment, including Fastenal Managed Inventory (FMI) devices and materials and equipment involved in maintaining and upgrading our branches and hubs. Total building costs were mostly flat in the period. Combined, all other operating and administrative expenses, which represent 10% to 15% of total operating and administrative expenses, increased 5.9% in the third quarter of 2022 compared to the third quarter of 2021. The increase in other operating and administrative expenses relates primarily to higher product movement and fuel costs for our local truck fleet, increased spending on information technology services, and increased spending for travel and supplies. This was only partly offset by reduced spending for general insurance.

Our net interest expense was $3.9 in the third quarter of 2022, compared to $2.3 in the third quarter of 2021. This increase was due to higher average debt balances and higher average interest rates during the period.

We recorded income tax expense of $90.7 in the third quarter of 2022, or 24.2% of earnings before income taxes. Income tax expense was $72.6 in the third quarter of 2021, or 23.0% of earnings before income taxes. We believe our ongoing tax rate, absent any discrete tax items or broader changes to tax law, will be approximately 24.5%.

Our net earnings during the third quarter of 2022 were $284.6, an increase of 16.9% compared to the third quarter of 2021. Our diluted net earnings per share were $0.50 during the third quarter of 2022, which increased from $0.42 during the third quarter of 2021.

Growth Driver Performance

  • We signed 86 new Onsite locations (defined as dedicated sales and service provided from within, or in close proximity to, the customer's facility) in the third quarter of 2022, resulting in year-to-date signings of new Onsite locations of 294. We had 1,567 active sites on September 30, 2022, which represented an increase of 14.6% from September 30, 2021. Daily sales through our Onsite locations, excluding sales transferred from branches to new Onsites, grew at a greater than 20% rate in the third quarter of 2022 over the third quarter of 2021. This growth is due to improved business activity from our Onsite customers and, to a lesser degree, contributions from the increase in the number of Onsites we operate. We continue to anticipate signing 375 to 400 Onsites in 2022, though we currently expect to be in the lower half of this range given year-to-date signings.
  • FMI Technology is comprised of our FASTStock (scanned stocking locations), FASTBin® (infrared, RFID, and scaled bins), and FASTVend® (vending devices) offering. FASTStock's fulfillment processing technology is not embedded, is relatively less expensive and highly flexible in application, and delivered using our proprietary mobility technology. FASTBin and FASTVend incorporate highly efficient and powerful embedded data tracking and fulfillment processing technologies. Prior to 2021, we reported exclusively on the signings, installations, and sales of FASTVend. Beginning in the first quarter of 2021, we began disclosing certain statistics around our FMI offering. The first statistic is a weighted FMI® measure which combines the signings and installations of FASTBin and FASTVend in a standardized machine equivalent unit (MEU) based on the expected output of each type of device. We do not include FASTStock in this measurement because scanned stocking locations can take many forms, such as bins, shelves, cabinets, pallets, etc., that cannot be converted into a standardized MEU. The second statistic is revenue through FMI Technology which combines the sales through FASTStock, FASTBin, and FASTVend. A portion of the growth in sales experienced by FMI, particularly FASTStock and FASTBin, reflects the migration of products from less efficient non-digital stocking locations to more efficient, digital stocking locations.

The table below summarizes the signings and installations of, and sales through, our FMI devices.

 

Nine-month Period

 

Three-month Period

 

2022

 

2021

 

Change

 

2022

 

2021

 

Change

Weighted FASTBin/FASTVend signings (MEUs)

 

16,005

 

 

15,339

 

 

4.3

%

 

 

5,187

 

 

4,813

 

 

7.8

%

Signings per day

 

83

 

 

80

 

 

 

 

 

81

 

 

75

 

 

 

Weighted FASTBin/FASTVend installations (MEUs; end of period)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

99,409

 

 

90,493

 

 

9.9

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FASTStock sales

$

621.7

 

 

416.9

 

 

49.1

%

 

$

215.9

 

 

165.9

 

 

30.2

%

% of sales

 

11.6

%

 

9.2

%

 

 

 

 

11.8

%

 

10.6

%

 

 

FASTBin/FASTVend sales

$

1,302.2

 

 

981.1

 

 

32.7

%

 

$

456.9

 

 

352.4

 

 

29.7

%

% of sales

 

24.4

%

 

21.7

%

 

 

 

 

25.1

%

 

22.4

%

 

 

FMI sales

$

1,923.9

 

 

1,398.0

 

 

37.6

%

 

$

672.8

 

 

518.3

 

 

29.8

%

FMI daily sales

$

10.0

 

 

7.3

 

 

36.9

%

 

$

10.5

 

 

8.1

 

 

29.8

%

% of sales

 

36.0

%

 

30.9

%

 

 

 

 

36.9

%

 

33.0

%

 

 

We continue to anticipate weighted FASTBin and FASTVend device signings in 2022 in a range of 21,000 to 23,000 MEUs.

All metrics provided above exclude approximately 7,500 non-weighted vending devices that are part of a leased locker program.

  • Our eCommerce business includes sales made through an electronic data interface (EDI), or other types of technical integrations, and through our web verticals. Daily sales through eCommerce grew 50.2% in the third quarter of 2022 and represented 18.0% of our total revenues in the period.

Our digital products and services are comprised of sales through FMI (FASTStock, FASTBin, and FASTVend) plus that proportion of our eCommerce sales that do not represent billings of FMI services (collectively, our Digital Footprint). We believe the data that is created through our digital capabilities enhances product visibility, traceability, and control that reduces risk in operations and creates ordering and fulfillment efficiencies for both ourselves and our customers. As a result, we believe our opportunity to grow our business will be enhanced through the continued development and expansion of our digital capabilities.

Our Digital Footprint in the third quarter of 2022 represented 49.5% of our sales, an increase from 43.7% of sales in the third quarter of 2021.

Balance Sheet and Cash Flow

We produced operating cash flow of $257.9 in the third quarter of 2022, an increase of 54.1% from the third quarter of 2021, representing 90.6% of the period's net earnings versus 68.8% in the third quarter of 2021. While the conversion rate in the third quarter of 2022 remains below historical norms for the period, it also represents the first year-over-year improvement in the metric since the first quarter of 2021. The resources required for operating working capital eased relative to prior periods.

The dollar and percentage change in accounts receivable, net, inventories, and accounts payable as of September 30, 2022 when compared to September 30, 2021 were as follows:

 

 

September 30

Twelve-month
Dollar Change

 

Twelve-month
Percentage Change

 

 

2022

 

2021

 

2022

 

2022

Accounts receivable, net

 

$

1,110.6

 

949.4

 

$

161.2

 

17.0

%

Inventories

 

 

1,678.1

 

 

1,401.1

 

 

 

277.0

 

 

19.8

%

Trade working capital

 

$

2,788.7

 

 

2,350.5

 

 

$

438.3

 

 

18.6

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable

 

$

277.2

 

 

256.9

 

 

$

20.3

 

 

7.9

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trade working capital, net

 

$

2,511.5

 

 

2,093.6

 

 

$

418.0

 

 

20.0

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net sales in last two months

 

$

1,249.1

 

 

1,062.5

 

 

$

186.6

 

 

17.6

%

Note - Amounts may not foot due to rounding difference.

The increase in our accounts receivable balance in the third quarter of 2022 is primarily attributable to two factors. First, our receivables increased as a result of improved business activity and resulting growth in our customers' sales. Second, we continue to experience a shift in our mix due to relatively stronger growth from national account customers, which tend to be larger and carry longer payment terms than our non-national account customers.

The increase in our inventory balance in the third quarter of 2022 is primarily attributable to three factors. First, our inventory increased to support improved business activity by our customers. Second, over the past twelve months we have aggressively imported product to deepen our inventory as a means of addressing supply disruptions and provide our customers with resilient and robust product availability. In the third quarter of 2022, we achieved target product availability in our hubs and experienced easing constraints in our supply chain, which allowed us to slightly shorten our product ordering cycle. Third, inflation was responsible for slightly less than half of the overall increase. The impact of inflation remains significant but continues to moderate, with the third quarter being the first quarter in 2022 where inflation was not the primary driver of inventory growth in the period.

Our accounts payable balance increased due to higher product purchases to support the growth of our customers and, to a lesser degree, the favorable impact of timing on certain payable balances.

During the third quarter of 2022, our investment in property and equipment, net of proceeds from sales, was $44.4, which is a decrease of 2.4% from the third quarter of 2021. We had higher spending for FMI equipment, information technology, and hub safety and automation upgrades, which was more than offset by lower spending on a new building in downtown Winona, completed in 2021.During the first nine months of 2022, our investment in property and equipment, net of proceeds from sales, was $120.9, which is an increase of 13.0% from the first nine months of 2021. The most significant areas driving this increase are higher spending on hub safety and automation upgrades, FMI equipment, and information technology, only partly offset by lower spending on a new building in downtown Winona, completed in 2021.We now expect our investment in property and equipment, net of proceeds of sales, to be within a range of $170.0 to $190.0 (versus our prior $180.0 to $200.0), an increase from $148.2 in 2021. This annual increase reflects primarily: (1) higher spending on FMI equipment in anticipation of higher signings, a deepening of FMI unit inventory to address supply chain risks, and higher unit costs; (2) an increase in spending on hub properties to reflect upgrades to and investments in automation, as well as facility upgrades; and (3) an increase in manufacturing capacity to support demand and expand capabilities. We reduced our range for the full year of 2022 due to slightly lower purchases of FMI devices deriving from our lower signings activity, slightly lower vehicle purchases due to availability constraints, and higher asset sales.

During the third quarter of 2022, we returned $272.8 to our shareholders in the form of dividends ($177.5) and purchases of our common stock ($95.3), compared to $161.0 in the third quarter of 2021, all in the form of dividends. During the first nine months of 2022, we returned $679.0 to our shareholders in the form of dividends ($534.4) and purchases of our common stock ($144.6), compared to $482.6 in the first nine months of 2021, all in the form of dividends.

Total debt on our balance sheet was $555.0 at the end of the third quarter of 2022, or 14.9% of total capital (the sum of stockholders' equity and total debt). This compares to $365.0, or 11.0% of total capital, at the end of the third quarter of 2021.

Additional Information

The table below summarizes our total and FTE (based on 40 hours per week) employee headcount, our investments related to in-market locations (defined as the sum of the total number of branch locations and the total number of active Onsite locations), and weighted FMI devices at the end of the periods presented and the percentage change compared to the end of the prior periods.

 

 

 

 

Change
Since:

 

 

Change
Since:

 

 

Change
Since:

 

Q3
2022

 

Q2
2022

Q2
2022

 

Q4
2021

Q4
2021

 

Q3
2021

Q3
2021

In-market locations- absolute employee headcount

13,243

 

13,134

0.8

%

 

12,464

6.3

%

 

12,347

7.3

%

In-market locations - FTE employee headcount

11,897

 

 

12,039

 

-1.2

%

 

11,337

 

4.9

%

 

11,104

 

7.1

%

Total absolute employee headcount

22,025

 

 

21,629

 

1.8

%

 

20,507

 

7.4

%

 

20,231

 

8.9

%

Total FTE employee headcount

19,519

 

 

19,523

 

0.0

%

 

18,370

 

6.3

%

 

17,860

 

9.3

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Number of branch locations

1,716

 

 

1,737

 

-1.2

%

 

1,793

 

-4.3

%

 

1,859

 

-7.7

%

Number of active Onsite locations

1,567

 

 

1,501

 

4.4

%

 

1,416

 

10.7

%

 

1,367

 

14.6

%

Number of in-market locations

3,283

 

 

3,238

 

1.4

%

 

3,209

 

2.3

%

 

3,226

 

1.8

%

Weighted FMI devices (MEU installed count) (1)

99,409

 

 

96,872

 

2.6

%

 

92,874

 

7.0

%

 

90,493

 

9.9

%

(1) This number excludes approximately 7,500 non-weighted devices that are part of our locker lease program.

During the last twelve months, we increased our total FTE employee headcount by 1,659. This reflects an increase in our in-market and non-in-market selling FTE employee headcount of 1,131 to support growth in the marketplace and sales initiatives targeting customer acquisition. We had an increase in our distribution center FTE employee headcount of 329 to support increasing product throughput at our facilities and to expand our local inventory fulfillment terminals (LIFTs). We had an increase in our remaining FTE employee headcount of 199 that relates primarily to personnel investments in information technology, manufacturing, and operational support, such as purchasing and product development.

We opened three branches in the third quarter of 2022 and closed 24 branches, net of conversions. We activated 92 Onsite locations in the third quarter of 2022 and closed 26, net of conversions. In any period, the number of closings tends to reflect both normal churn in our business, whether due to redefining or exiting customer relationships, the shutting or relocation of customer facilities that host our locations, or a customer decision, as well as our ongoing review of underperforming locations. Our in-market network forms the foundation of our business strategy, and we will continue to open or close locations as is deemed necessary to sustain and improve our network, support our growth drivers, and manage our operating expenses.

CONFERENCE CALL TO DISCUSS QUARTERLY RESULTS

As we previously disclosed, we will host a conference call today to review the quarterly results, as well as current operations. This conference call will be broadcast live over the Internet at 9:00 a.m., central time. To access the webcast, please go to the Fastenal Company Investor Relations Website at https://investor.fastenal.com/events.cfm.

ADDITIONAL MONTHLY AND QUARTERLY INFORMATION

We publish on the 'Investor Relations' page of our website at www.fastenal.com both our monthly consolidated net sales information and the presentation for our quarterly conference call (which includes information, supplemental to that contained in our earnings announcement, regarding results for the quarter). We expect to publish the consolidated net sales information for each month, other than the third month of a quarter, at 6:00 a.m., central time, on the fourth business day of the following month. We expect to publish the consolidated net sales information for the third month of each quarter and the conference call presentation for each quarter at 6:00 a.m., central time, on the date our earnings announcement for such quarter is publicly released.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

Certain statements contained in this document do not relate strictly to historical or current facts. As such, they are considered 'forward-looking statements' that provide current expectations or forecasts of future events. These forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements can be identified by the use of terminology such as anticipate, believe, should, estimate, expect, intend, may, will, plan, goal, project, hope, trend, target, opportunity, and similar words or expressions, or by references to typical outcomes. Any statement that is not a historical fact, including estimates, projections, future trends, and the outcome of events that have not yet occurred, is a forward-looking statement. Our forward-looking statements generally relate to our expectations and beliefs regarding the business environment in which we operate, our projections of future performance, our perceived marketplace opportunities, our strategies, goals, mission, and vision, and our expectations about future capital expenditures, future tax rates, future inventory levels, pricing, future Onsite and weighted FMI device signings, the impact of inflation on our cost of goods or operating costs, and future operating results and business activity. You should understand that forward-looking statements involve a variety of risks and uncertainties, known and unknown (including risks related to inflation, supply chain constraints, labor shortages, and the COVID-19 pandemic), and may be affected by inaccurate assumptions. Consequently, no forward-looking statement can be guaranteed and actual results may vary materially. Factors that could cause our actual results to differ from those discussed in the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, those detailed in our most recent annual and quarterly reports. Each forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which such statement is made, and we undertake no obligation to update any such statement to reflect events or circumstances arising after such date. FAST-E

FASTENAL COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(Amounts in millions except share information)

 

 

 

(Unaudited)

 

 

Assets

 

September 30,
2022

 

December 31,
2021

Current assets:

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

231.5

 

 

236.2

 

Trade accounts receivable, net of allowance for credit losses of $10.2 and $12.0, respectively

 

 

1,110.6

 

 

900.2

 

Inventories

 

 

1,678.1

 

 

1,523.6

 

Prepaid income taxes

 

 

3.2

 

 

8.5

 

Other current assets

 

 

172.2

 

 

188.1

 

Total current assets

 

 

3,195.6

 

 

2,856.6

 

 

 

 

 

 

Property and equipment, net

 

 

1,008.5

 

 

1,019.2

 

Operating lease right-of-use assets

 

 

249.8

 

 

242.3

 

Other assets

 

 

173.5

 

 

180.9

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total assets

 

$

4,627.4

 

 

4,299.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

 

Current portion of debt

 

$

150.3

 

 

60.0

 

Accounts payable

 

 

277.2

 

 

233.1

 

Accrued expenses

 

 

282.4

 

 

298.3

 

Current portion of operating lease liabilities

 

 

92.7

 

 

90.8

 

Total current liabilities

 

 

802.6

 

 

682.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Long-term debt

 

 

404.7

 

 

330.0

 

Operating lease liabilities

 

 

161.2

 

 

156.0

 

Deferred income taxes

 

 

92.9

 

 

88.6

 

Other long-term liabilities

 

 

4.8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stockholders' equity:

 

 

 

 

Preferred stock: $0.01 par value, 5,000,000 shares authorized, no shares issued or outstanding

 

 

 

 

 

Common stock: $0.01 par value, 800,000,000 shares authorized, 572,754,406 and 575,464,682 shares issued and outstanding, respectively

 

 

5.8

 

 

5.8

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

 

2.8

 

 

96.2

 

Retained earnings

 

 

3,239.7

 

 

2,970.9

 

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

 

 

(87.1

)

 

(30.7

)

Total stockholders' equity

 

 

3,161.2

 

 

3,042.2

 

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

 

$

4,627.4

 

 

4,299.0

 

FASTENAL COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Earnings

(Amounts in millions except earnings per share)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Unaudited)

 

(Unaudited)

 

Nine Months Ended
September 30,

 

Three Months Ended
September 30,

 

2022

 

2021

 

2022

 

2021

Net sales

$

5,285.0

 

 

4,479.0

 

 

$

1,802.4

 

 

1,554.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of sales

 

2,837.6

 

 

2,414.7

 

 

 

975.9

 

 

834.0

 

Gross profit

 

2,447.4

 

 

2,064.3

 

 

 

826.5

 

 

720.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating and administrative expenses

 

1,326.7

 

 

1,147.8

 

 

 

447.3

 

 

401.8

 

Operating income

 

1,120.7

 

 

916.5

 

 

 

379.2

 

 

318.4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest income

 

0.4

 

 

0.1

 

 

 

0.2

 

 

0.1

 

Interest expense

 

(9.3

)

 

(7.3

)

 

 

(4.1

)

 

(2.4

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings before income taxes

 

1,111.8

 

 

909.3

 

 

 

375.3

 

 

316.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income tax expense

 

270.5

 

 

215.5

 

 

 

90.7

 

 

72.6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net earnings

$

841.3

 

 

693.8

 

 

$

284.6

 

 

243.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic net earnings per share

$

1.46

 

 

1.21

 

 

$

0.50

 

 

0.42

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted net earnings per share

$

1.46

 

 

1.20

 

 

$

0.50

 

 

0.42

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic weighted average shares outstanding

 

574.7

 

 

574.6

 

 

 

573.0

 

 

575.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted weighted average shares outstanding

 

576.6

 

 

576.9

 

 

 

574.7

 

 

577.3

 

FASTENAL COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(Amounts in millions)

 

 

(Unaudited)

 

(Unaudited)

 

Nine Months Ended
September 30,

 

Three Months Ended
September 30,

 

2022

 

2021

 

2022

 

2021

Cash flows from operating activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net earnings

$

841.3

 

 

693.8

 

 

$

284.6

 

 

243.5

 

Adjustments to reconcile net earnings to net cash provided by operating activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation of property and equipment

 

123.8

 

 

119.0

 

 

 

41.4

 

 

40.1

 

Loss (gain) on sale of property and equipment

 

1.2

 

 

(1.1

)

 

 

(1.1

)

 

0.2

 

Bad debt expense

 

(0.9

)

 

0.8

 

 

 

(1.3

)

 

0.9

 

Deferred income taxes

 

4.3

 

 

2.3

 

 

 

3.8

 

 

1.6

 

Stock-based compensation

 

4.4

 

 

4.3

 

 

 

1.4

 

 

1.4

 

Amortization of intangible assets

 

8.1

 

 

8.1

 

 

 

2.7

 

 

2.7

 

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trade accounts receivable

 

(222.9

)

 

(182.2

)

 

 

(13.6

)

 

(44.2

)

Inventories

 

(176.9

)

 

(66.5

)

 

 

(26.3

)

 

(77.1

)

Other current assets

 

15.9

 

 

(22.3

)

 

 

(43.0

)

 

(15.9

)

Accounts payable

 

44.1

 

 

49.9

 

 

 

(14.6

)

 

20.8

 

Accrued expenses

 

(15.9

)

 

5.9

 

 

 

13.7

 

 

0.1

 

Income taxes

 

5.3

 

 

 

 

 

3.3

 

 

(8.1

)

Other

 

7.3

 

 

1.7

 

 

 

6.9

 

 

1.4

 

Net cash provided by operating activities

 

639.1

 

 

613.7

 

 

 

257.9

 

 

167.4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from investing activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purchases of property and equipment

 

(131.0

)

 

(114.7

)

 

 

(48.0

)

 

(47.4

)

Proceeds from sale of property and equipment

 

10.1

 

 

7.7

 

 

 

3.6

 

 

1.9

 

Other

 

(0.7

)

 

 

 

 

(0.1

)

 

(0.1

)

Net cash used in investing activities

 

(121.6

)

 

(107.0

)

 

 

(44.5

)

 

(45.6

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from financing activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proceeds from debt obligations

 

1,390.0

 

 

300.0

 

 

 

695.0

 

 

135.0

 

Payments against debt obligations

 

(1,225.0

)

 

(340.0

)

 

 

(645.0

)

 

(175.0

)

Proceeds from exercise of stock options

 

7.8

 

 

24.4

 

 

 

2.0

 

 

10.8

 

Purchases of common stock

 

(144.6

)

 

 

 

 

(95.3

)

 

 

Payments of dividends

 

(534.4

)

 

(482.6

)

 

 

(177.5

)

 

(161.0

)

Net cash used in financing activities

 

(506.2

)

 

(498.2

)

 

 

(220.8

)

 

(190.2

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

 

(16.0

)

 

(3.7

)

 

 

(9.0

)

 

(2.9

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents

 

(4.7

)

 

4.8

 

 

 

(16.4

)

 

(71.3

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

 

236.2

 

 

245.7

 

 

 

247.9

 

 

321.8

 

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

$

231.5

 

 

250.5

 

 

$

231.5

 

 

250.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supplemental information:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash paid for interest

$

9.2

 

 

7.6

 

 

$

4.2

 

 

2.6

 

Net cash paid for income taxes

$

257.3

 

 

210.7

 

 

$

81.9

 

 

78.0

 

Leased assets obtained in exchange for new operating lease liabilities

$

74.0

 

 

83.4

 

 

$

18.4

 

 

17.8

 

 

Taylor Ranta Oborski
Financial Reporting & Regulatory Compliance Manager
507.313.7959

Source: Fastenal Company

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